Kruger to Cape Town Safari & luxurious Blue Train - 2018

12 day Kruger to Cape Town with luxurious Blue Train journey including return international flights, breakfast daily, game drives, overnight Blue Train journey and more.

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12 days | per person twin share | | Typically $12,464!
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  • 12 Day Unforgettable Blue Train & South African Safari – 2018
  • 12 Day Unforgettable Blue Train & South African Safari – 2018
  • 12 Day Unforgettable Blue Train & South African Safari – 2018
  • 12 Day Unforgettable Blue Train & South African Safari – 2018
  • 12 Day Unforgettable Blue Train & South African Safari – 2018
  • 12 Day Unforgettable Blue Train & South African Safari – 2018
  • 12 Day Unforgettable Blue Train & South African Safari – 2018
  • 12 Day Unforgettable Blue Train & South African Safari – 2018
  • 12 Day Unforgettable Blue Train & South African Safari – 2018
  • 12 Day Unforgettable Blue Train & South African Safari – 2018
  • 12 Day Unforgettable Blue Train & South African Safari – 2018
  • 12 Day Unforgettable Blue Train & South African Safari – 2018
  • 12 Day Unforgettable Blue Train & South African Safari – 2018
  • 12 Day Unforgettable Blue Train & South African Safari – 2018
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Highlights

 

Q: Why did the lion lose at poker?

A: Because he was playing with a cheetah!

Take a walk on the wild side with a 12 day Kruger to Cape Town Safari and luxurious Blue Train journey. Immerse yourself in the spectacular landscape of Kruger National Park spotting the world famous Big 5.

Board the luxurious Blue Train for a 2 day adventure like never before. The 5 star “hotel on wheels” makes its way from Pretoria to Cape Town as you take in the marvellous views and be treated to an utterly indulgent experience. 

Experience an unforgettable wine tram tour of Franschhoek, take a cable car to Table Mountain and be blown away by a full day Cape Peninsula tour before your trip comes to a close.

Extend your tour to experience the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls with 2 additional nights! 

Your package includes return international airfares, luxurious Blue Train journey with all meals and drinks included, breakfast daily, game drives, most meals, bonus tours and more! 

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Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff– Johannesburg 

Depart Australia today to begin your luxury African safari. 

Day 2: Johannesburg – airplane-takeoff – Nelspruit – Kruger National Park (D)

On arrival in Johannesburg, you will take your connecting flight to Nelspruit Airport, the airport for Kruger National Park. Upon arrival at Nelspruit, you will be met by a representative of your lodge and transferred to your luxury accommodation for the next three nights. Later this evening enjoy a 3 course dinner for your first night in Africa.

Day 3: Kruger National Park (B,Dlion-icon

Today, start with an early morning game drive in the Kruger National Park. Ensure you bring your camera along as you will be spotting the BIG 5 in their natural environment. The abundance of species you will see will be an experience of a lifetime. Get up close to the animals in your specialised safari vehicle lead by an expert guide. The game drive is approximately 6-8 hours. Later this evening, enjoy a sumptuous 3 course dinner while swapping stories of your animal encounters earlier that day. 

Day 4: Kruger National Park (B,D)  lion-icon

Rise early again today for your second game drive in the Kruger National Park! Today you might spot animals you missed on the first day or encounter different species all together. 

Day 5: Kruger National Park –airplane-takeoff– Johannesburg – Pretoria (B) 

After breakfast you will be transferred to Nelspruit Airport for your onward flight to Johannesburg. On arrival at Johannesburg Airport, you will be met by a representative of Webjet for your transfer to your hotel in Pretoria for your overnight stay. After check in, relax and enjoy the day at your leisure. 

Day 6: Pretoria – Blue Train (B,L,D)  train-icon

After an early breakfast, you will be transferred to Pretoria Train Station for your Southbound journey to Cape Town on the world famous Blue Train! Upon boarding, step into a world of luxury. Be greeted with pre-departure snacks and drinks and settle into your luxurious suite. Kings and presidents have indulged on this magnificent, moving five star “hotel-on-wheels”. From love-struck honeymooners, to adulated celebrities. And even ordinary folk who romanticise about a life of spectacular luxury, a life that has seemed tantalisingly out of reach. After a decadent high tea, enjoy an off train tour to the Kimberley Big Hole, claimed to be the largest hole excavated by hand. Here, learn about the history of Diamond mining in this region. Upon re-boarding the train, be greeting with a glass of sherry before dinner is served in the dining car. Dinner is an elegant affair – men are requested to wear a jacket and ladies elegant evening wear. Enjoy post dinner drinks in the Club Bar before retiring to bed. 

Day 7: Blue Train –  train-icon– Cape Town (B,L) 

Wake this morning in your luxurious train suite as the train continues its journey across South Africa. Breakfast is served in the dining car or can be requested in the comfort of your own suite. After breakfast, chose to either relax in your suite or in the comfort of the elegant lounge with large viewing windows. Lunch today is 3 courses and is served at your leisure. This afternoon, enjoy the scenery as your train makes its way into Cape Town. On arrival you will be assisted off the train to the Blue Train lounge before being met at Cape Town Station and transferred to your Cape Town hotel. After check in enjoy the rest of the evening at your leisure. 

Day 8: Cape Town – Franschhoek – Cape Town (B) 

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Franschhoek for your wine tram tour. Nestled between towering mountains in the beautiful Cape wine lands lies the magnificent Franschhoek Valley. This is the food and wine heartland of the country, where splendid wines are grown and top chefs create international cuisine. Here breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality, world class cuisine and the finest wines all combine to create lasting memories. The wine tour is a combination of tram and tram bus that will transport you around a loop of seven stops allowing you to hop off at each stop and experience the activities on offer, may it be wine tasting on a cellar tour or lunch. 

Day 9: Cape Town (B) 

After breakfast you will be collected at your hotel for a 30 minute tour of Afrogem, one of the leading jewellery manufactures in South Africa. You will have firsthand experience of how smelted gold is transformed and watch the craftsman set gems and semi-precious stones in the creation of jewellery. After, enjoy a trip up the cable car to the top of Table Mountain for some exquisite views of Cape Town! When you’re ready, make your own way back to your hotel where the rest of the day is yours at leisure. Taxi’s are available at the Cable Car Station for your transfer back to your hotel.

Day 10: Cape Town (B) 

Bring your camera for a full day Cape Peninsula tour! We are heading for Cape Point at the south western tip of the Cape Peninsula with the most spectacular views in the world. The tour begins with a scenic drive along the Atlantic Coast, passing through Camps Bay and the fishing village of Hout Bay. The trip continues to Cape Point Nature Reserve, comprising of 17,300 acres of indigenous flora and fauna. Here you can see a variety of wildlife which includes baboons, rheebok and the elusive eland. Witness the union of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. On route back to your hotel we also visit the penguin colony at the Boulders Beach (entry on your own account). The last stop is at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens for a short walk through the beautiful gardens. 

Day 11: Cape Town –airplane-takeoff– Australia (B

After breakfast and check out from your hotel, you will be privately transferred to Cape Town International Airport for your flight back to Australia. 

Day 12: Australia 

Arrive home today.

 

 
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Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff– Johannesburg 

Depart Australia today for to begin your private Africa safari. 

Day 2: Johannesburg –airplane-takeoff – Victoria Falls 

Upon arrival in Johannesburg, you will take your connecting flight to Victoria Falls. On arrival at Victoria Falls airport, you will be met by a local representative who will arrange your transfers to your hotel A’Zambezi River Lodge. Located in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, 25 km from the airport, nestling on the banks of the might Zambezi River within the periphery of the Zambezi National Park. A Zambezi is the perfect retreat to relax and unwind in the quiet ambience of the African wild life and nature. Later the afternoon, enjoy a sundowner Zambezi River cruise which is a superb way to relax and enjoy the beauty of the River. You will have the opportunity to see a variety of game, including elephants, hippo, crocodiles and different bird species. The rest of the evening is yours at leisure. 

Day 3: Victoria Falls (B) 

Today, discover how the falls were formed and what local customs and traditions surround them with an in-depth tour of the falls. The tour is very informative and ends with a visit to the local art and crafts centre. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. 

Optional Tour: Walking with the lions.

Day 4: Victoria Falls –airplane-takeoff– Nelspruit – Kruger National Park (D)

On arrival in Johannesburg, you will take your connecting flight to Nelspruit Airport, the airport for Kruger National Park. Upon arrival at Nelspruit, you will be met by a representative of your lodge and transferred to your luxury accommodation for the next three nights. Later this evening enjoy a 3 course dinner for your first night in Africa.

Day 5: Kruger National Park (B,D) lion-icon

Today, start with an early morning game drive in the Kruger National Park. Ensure you bring your camera along as you will be spotting the BIG 5 in their natural environment. The abundance of species you will see will be an experience of a lifetime. Get up close to the animals in your specialised safari vehicle lead by an expert guide. The game drive is approximately 6-8 hours. Later this evening, enjoy a sumptuous 3 course dinner while swapping stories of your animal encounters earlier that day. 

Day 6: Kruger National Park (B,D)  lion-icon

Rise early again today for your second game drive in the Kruger National Park! Today you might spot animals you missed on the first day or encounter different species all together. 

Day 7: Kruger National Park – airplane-takeoff– Johannesburg – Pretoria (B) 

After breakfast you will be transferred to Nelspruit Airport for your onward flight to Johannesburg. On arrival at Johannesburg Airport, you will be met by a representative of Webjet for your transfer to your hotel in Pretoria for your overnight stay. After check in, relax and enjoy the day at your leisure. 

Day 8: Pretoria – Blue Train (B,L,D)  train-icon

After an early breakfast, you will be transferred to Pretoria Train Station for your Southbound journey to Cape Town on the world famous Blue Train! Upon boarding, step into a world of luxury. Be greeted with pre-departure snacks and drinks and settle into your luxurious suite. Kings and presidents have indulged on this magnificent, moving five star “hotel-on-wheels”. From love-struck honeymooners, to adulated celebrities. And even ordinary folk who romanticise about a life of spectacular luxury, a life that has seemed tantalisingly out of reach. After a decadent high tea, enjoy an off train tour to the Kimberley Big Hole, claimed to be the largest hole excavated by hand. Here, learn about the history of Diamond mining in this region. Upon re-boarding the train, be greeting with a glass of sherry before dinner is served in the dining car. Dinner is an elegant affair – men are requested to wear a jacket and ladies elegant evening wear. Enjoy post dinner drinks in the Club Bar before retiring to bed. 

Day 9: Blue Train – train-icon– Cape Town (B,L) 

Wake this morning in your luxurious train suite as the train continues its journey across South Africa. Breakfast is served in the dining car or can be requested in the comfort of your own suite. After breakfast, chose to either relax in your suite or in the comfort of the elegant lounge with large viewing windows. Lunch today is 3 courses and is served at your leisure. This afternoon, enjoy the scenery as your train makes its way into Cape Town. On arrival you will be assisted off the train to the Blue Train lounge before being met at Cape Town Station and transferred to your Cape Town hotel. After check in enjoy the rest of the evening at your leisure. 

Day 10: Cape Town – Franschhoek – Cape Town (B) 

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Franschhoek for your wine tram tour. Nestled between towering mountains in the beautiful Cape wine lands lies the magnificent Franschhoek Valley. This is the food and wine heartland of the country, where splendid wines are grown and top chefs create international cuisine. Here breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality, world class cuisine and the finest wines all combine to create lasting memories. The wine tour is a combination of tram and tram bus that will transport you around a loop of seven stops allowing you to hop off at each stop and experience the activities on offer, may it be wine tasting on a cellar tour or lunch. 

Day 11: Cape Town (B) 

After breakfast you will be collected at your hotel for a 30 minute tour of Afrogem, one of the leading jewellery manufactures in South Africa. You will have firsthand experience of how smelted gold is transformed and watch the craftsman set gems and semi-precious stones in the creation of jewellery. After, enjoy a trip up the cable car to the top of Table Mountain for some exquisite views of Cape Town! When you’re ready, make your own way back to your hotel where the rest of the day is yours at leisure. Taxi’s are available at the Cable Car Station for your transfer back to your hotel.

Day 12: Cape Town (B) 

Bring your camera for a full day Cape Peninsula tour! We are heading for Cape Point at the south western tip of the Cape Peninsula with the most spectacular views in the world. The tour begins with a scenic drive along the Atlantic Coast, passing through Camps Bay and the fishing village of Hout Bay. The trip continues to Cape Point Nature Reserve, comprising of 17,300 acres of indigenous flora and fauna. Here you can see a variety of wildlife which includes baboons, rheebok and the elusive eland. Witness the union of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. On route back to your hotel we also visit the penguin colony at the Boulders Beach (entry on your own account). The last stop is at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens for a short walk through the beautiful gardens. 

Day 13: Cape Town – airplane-takeoff– Australia (B) 

After breakfast and check out from your hotel, you will be privately transferred to Cape Town International Airport for your flight back to Australia. 

Day 14: Australia 

Arrive home today.

 

 
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What You Get

 

Your package includes return international airfares, luxurious Blue Train journey, breakfast daily, game drives, most meals, bonus tours and more…

  • Return international airfares with a full service airline, including 23kgs checked luggage
  • Airport & rail transfers throughout
  • All internal airfares
  • Breakfast daily, plus all meals while at your Kruger Lodge and on-board the Blue Train
  • 8 nights’ luxury lodge & hotel accommodation including 3 nights in Kruger National Park at the Maqueda Lodge plus stays in Pretoria and Cape Town
  • 2 x full day open air game drives in the Kruger National Park
  • 2 days/1 night on-board the ultra-luxurious Blue Train from Pretoria – Cape Town in a twin Deluxe Suite
  • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks on board the Blue Train
  • 4 nights’ accommodation in Cape Town at the 5 star Hilton Hotel
  • Full day Cape Peninsula Tour
  • Hop on hop off wine Tram Tour and tasting

Upgrade your experience to the 14 day itinerary and visit the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls:

  • Includes all of the above, plus;
  • Internal flights Johannesburg – Victoria Falls // Victoria Falls (Livingstone) – Nelspruit (Kruger)
  • 2 nights lodge accommodation
  • Additional breakfasts
  • In-depth tour of spectacular Victoria Falls

 Highlights:

  • Spot the Big 5 at the world renowned Kruger National Park
  • Enjoy old world decadence on one of the world’s most luxurious train journeys, the Blue Train
  • Be mesmerised by the natural beauty of the rugged coastline of Cape Town
  • Enjoy the world class wine region of Franschhoek
  • Extend is experience the awe-inspiring power of Victoria Falls
 
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Fine Print

 

 

How to book:

To book your Tour:

  • Once you have purchased your voucher, please complete the following request form:
  • https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/bookings
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Once booked and confirmed, no cancellations permitted
  • Must book by the 65 days prior to departure. 
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $699 per person plus any applicable surcharges are due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date. We offer a FREE date change policy allowing you to change your departure date any time up until your 2nd instalment payment is made.
  • 2nd Instalment: $2,700 per person is due at 210 days prior to your travel date. Once this payment is made, no cancellations or amendments are permitted and all prior payments become strictly non-refundable. If you book within 210 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days.
  • 3rd Instalment: Final payment is due 120 days prior to your travel date. If you book within 120 days of travel, you will be sent a final invoice within 7 days.
  • PLEASE NOTE: No flight, staybehind or special requests will be actioned until your 2nd instalment payment is made.
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable. 
  • Your tour is subject to availability at the time of your booking. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment.

Free Date Changes:

  • After booking your travel and paying the deposit, you may change your travel date subject to the following terms.
  • One date change can only be made up until 210 days prior to travel or when the 2nd instalment has been paid, whichever is earlier. After this point, your booking becomes non-changeable and remains strictly non-refundable.
  • Any change is subject to availability
  • To request a date change, please email customerexperience@webjetexclusives.com.au with your existing booking details and your requested travel date
  • If you choose to change your travel date, you will be requested to complete another booking form. Please ensure you include all preferences and special requests, as prior submissions will not be considered in finalising you booking.

Airline: 

  • Return economy airfare departing Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide or Perth with South African Airways 
  • We are unable to guarantee which airline you will travel with as flights will be booked subject to promotional fare availability for your travel dates.
  • Including 23 kgs of checked luggage on per passenger
  • One return airfare is supplied per voucher
  • Extend your stay by request when submitting your booking form
  • Names cannot be changed once flights have been booked. Once we receive your form and your dates are available, your booking will be completed – no further changes will be possible.
  • The airfare remains non-refundable at all times.
  • All Children (7-11 years) must occupy their own seat.
  • Due to the arrival times of some flights, it may not be possible to connect in Johannesburg on the same day. A pre-night in Johannesburg might be required (at own expense) or alternative dates chosen to when alternative connecting flight options are available.
  • All bookings will be held and confirmed with you before booking.

Flights:

  • We encourage you to finalise your booking with as soon as possible.
  • Some flights may depart a day before, involve a transit, stopover or a substitute airline. These changes are beyond our control and will be confirmed upon booking.
  • Any changes to flight itineraries once the accommodation and tour bookings have been confirmed will incur a charge of $100 per person
  • Once your flights are confirmed and ticketed, flights are non-refundable and non-changeable. Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided for ticketing.
  • Please note, flight itineraries will not be provided until 30 days prior to departure. If your travel dates are within 30 days of purchase you will be provided with your itinerary within 7 days.
  • Please also note, flights might arrive or departure 1 day early or later than suggested on the itinerary due to scheduling, they might involve multiple stopovers or airlines changes

 Single supplement: 

  • 12 Day: Single Supplement $2350 per person when travelling with friends or relatives to secure your own room
  • 12 Day: Solo Traveller $2550 per person
  • 14 Day: Single Supplement $2795 per person when travelling with friends or relatives to secure your own room
  • 14 Day: Solo Traveller $2995 per person

Payable direct on confirming your booking. Please purchase one voucher at checkout first and the single/solo supplement invoice will be sent to your registered email address.

Children: Same price as adults. Minimum age 7

Triple share: Not available

Interconnecting/adjoining rooms: Can be requested, but cannot be guaranteed

Itinerary Changes: Please note, some itineraries may operate in reverse due to flight scheduling on your chosen day of departure. You will be advised at the time of booking.

Extension:  1 extra nights in Kruger National Park at the luxury lodge with daily breakfast, light lunches & 3 course dinner daily – $250 per person twin share 

Payable direct on confirming your booking. Please select on your booking form if you wish to purchase this. 

Package Excludes: 

  • Visa
  • Compulsory travel insurance
  • Pre and post tour accommodation
  • Optional activities
  • Drinks, tips and curios
  • Personal expenses

Hotels & Lodges:

Kruger: Maqueda Lodge or Royal Kruger Lodge
Pretoria: Castello di Monte
Train: Blue Train
Cape Town: Hilton Hotel 
Victoria Falls: A’Zambezi River Lodge 

Blue Train: All alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks on board the Blue Train excluding French Champagne 

Optional Tour: Walking with the Lions $225 per person.

Payable direct on confirming your booking. Please select that you wish to dot his on your booking form. 

Travel Insurance: Help cover yourself for the unexpected with great value Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

Visas: Visas are not included. No visas are required for travel in South Africa if they are Australian citizens, however it is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting. Webjet Exclusives is unable to provide visa advice.

Please see information on Visas for Victoria Falls here

Please be advised that the Uni Visa has been re-introduced in Zimbabwe (Vic Falls) and Zambia with effect from January 2017.

For Visa assistance, please visit Webjet’s Travel Visa Service page

For more information on how to book your Webjet Exclusives deal, please visit our Bookings FAQ Page

For frequently asked questions regarding your tour, please click here

Note: If you have not yet selected your dates of travel or submitted your booking form, our 21 Day Money Back Guarantee allows you to claim a full refund within 21 days of your purchase. However, if you have selected your dates and submitted your booking form, your purchase becomes strictly non-refundable even within 21 days of purchase. See our Terms & Conditions for further details.

 
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Travel Dates

 

Departure Dates:

19 January 2018
21 January 2018
24 January 2018
31 January 2018
7 February 2018
11 February 2018
14 February 2018
16 February 2018
21 February 2018
25 February 2018
28 February 2018
7 March 2018
14 March 2018
21 March 2018
28 March 2018
4 April 2018
11 April 2018
18 April 2018
25 April 2018
2 May 2018
9 May 2018
16 May 2018
23 May 2018
30 May 2018
6 June 2018
13 June 2018
20 June 2018
27 June 2018
4 July 2018
11 July 2018
18 July 2018
25 July 2018
1 August 2018
8 August 2018
15 August 2018
22 August 2018
29 August 2018
5 September 2018
12 September 2018
19 September 2018

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

Availability on Departure Dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. Live availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BUY NOW button

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Package Inclusions
  • Return international airfares 
  • Airport & rail transfers throughout
  • All internal airfares
  • Breakfast daily, plus all meals while at your Kruger Lodge and on-board the Blue Train
  • 3 nights’ luxury lodge accommodation
  • 2 x full day open air game drives in the Kruger National Park
  • 2 days on-board the ultra-luxurious Blue Train
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